curb weight


Definition of curb weight

: the weight of an automobile with standard equipment and fuel, oil, and coolant

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With a dry curb weight of 400 pounds, the power combo provides a heady right-fist experience for backcountry asphalt. Joe Michaud, San Diego Union-Tribune, "2019 KTM 790 Duke: a lightweight, midsize rocket of a bike," 25 Aug. 2019 An official curb weight has not been announced, but the Stingray’s dry weight is 3,336 pounds. San Diego Union-Tribune, "2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray debut a moon shot," 23 July 2019 With a curb weight of 4,246 pounds, the V-6 acceleration is unhesitating and the nine-speed automatic rolls easily through the gears with quick downshifts when needed. San Diego Union-Tribune, "2019 Chevrolet Blazer is the family wagon redefined," 20 July 2019 Four-wheel vented disc brakes with 13.78-inch rotors front and 13.23-inch rotors rear are up to halting its 4,655-pound curb weight. San Diego Union-Tribune, "$74,000 Ford F-150? Dearborn’s best, but love is blind," 22 June 2019 Toyota claims a 0-60 of 4.1 seconds, with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph, and a curb weight of 3397 pounds. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "What to Know About the 2020 Toyota Supra," 16 Jan. 2019 The Hatchback is an agreeably stout but by no means unshakable structure (curb weight 3,060 pounds). Dan Neil, WSJ, "The Fun New Corolla Hatchback Puts the Toy in Toyota," 3 Jan. 2019 With a lean curb weight of 2,959 pounds, the small displacement engine is a tricky balance of power and fuel economy. Mark Maynard,, "2019 Volkswagen Jetta: 7th generation wide-body reboot," 6 July 2018 The foie gras of features adds up to a curb weight of 3,588 pounds for the Touring model, which holds it to a 0-60 mph acceleration of 9.6 seconds, straining every fiber. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Subaru Forester: Do You Want Your Car to Spy on You?," 9 Nov. 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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